Fading the Filter Effect After the Image Is Saved?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by sherman, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. sherman

    sherman Guest

    I would like to save an image several times
    by fading the effect of a filter in Photoshop CS5.
    I want to do it at various stages of the fading process.
    Unfortunately, after I save an image it is impossible to
    faded it any further. Why is that?

    sherman, Mar 26, 2013
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  2. sherman

    Savageduck Guest

    Simple, you have saved the image in the adjusted state. You should be
    able to adjust the reopened adjusted image, but there is another way of
    dealing with this type of thing.

    For this problem the answer lies in the proper use of layers and the
    history panel.
    Duplicate the background layer. Apply the filter.
    Open the "history" panel and at the bottom left of that panel select
    "Create new document from current state". This will duplicate the
    freshly filtered & adjusted image in a new tab.
    Merge the new document and "save as". This will give you a saved
    version of the original.
    Your original with the adjustment layer remains intact. At this stage
    you can save that original as a PSD, or TIFF with the layers intact.
    Now you can make changes to the opacity of the adjustment layer and
    save each with a version number to give you the fade sequence you want.
    Just note that 100% opacity should give you your maximum fade. As you
    reduce the opacity you will get to your point of origin and you can
    save each stage.
    < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/screenshot_180w.jpg >
    Savageduck, Mar 26, 2013
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  3. sherman

    Savageduck Guest

    That was meant to read; "This will give you a saved version of the
    adjusted image."
    Note: you can always save a working version with all layers intact so
    you can return to your work in progress.
    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2013
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